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Satrapi, Marjane (Translated by Mattias Ripa and Blake Ferris). PERSEPOLIS: THE STORY OF A CHILDHOOD. New York City, NY: Pantheon Books, 2003. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 153 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author/graphic artist's breakthrough debut memoir. One of the greatest graphic memoir-novels of our time. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The First Edition is now very scarce. This copy comes with a pristine copy of the film version on DVD. A brilliant production by Marjane Satrape and Jean-Christophe Menu: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with black titles on spine, as issued. Graphic art and text by Marjane Satrapi. Printed on thick uncoated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ which has a die-cut in the center and titles on the cover and spine, as issued. The die-cut reveals Marjane Satrapi (as a child) on the hard boards. Presents "Persepolis", Marjane Satrapi's debut and still her finest achievement. Hailed as "one of the freshest and most original memoirs of our day", "Persepolis" has received enormous critical acclaim from such figures as Philip Pullman, Gloria Steinem, and Sandra Cisneros, among others, and has been compared to Art Spiegelman and "Maus", praise that cannot possibly be improved upon. A "memoir-in-comic-strip" about growing up in Iran, "Persepolis" is a "triumph like 'Maus', one of those comic books capable of seducing even those most allergic to the genre. The author's masterstroke is to allow us to experience history from within her family, with irony and tenderness" (Liberation Paris). Born in 1969, Marjane Satrapi is now a French citizen based in Paris. She is a regular contributor to The New Yorker Magazine and The New York Times. "Persepolis" was translated into twelve languages, lavished with numerous prestigious awards, and has a global cult following. Together with its sequel, "Persepolis 2", it is now one of the central literary and visual documents of our time. The basis of the film adaptation, by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Parranoud, which was first shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007, itself one of the greatest films of our time. An absolute "must-have" title for Marjane Satrapi collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Marjane Satrapi. It comes with a brand-new copy of the film adaptation on DVD. This title is now highly collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such set available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, pristine beauties. Most copies of the book available online are subsequent printings or have serious flaws. A rare signed set thus. Winner of the Fernando Buesa Blanco Prize in Spain and the Alex Award by the American Library Association in 2003 for "Persepolis". One of the most brilliant living writer/graphic artists. A fine collectible set. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARJANE SATRAPI TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0375422307. $300.00

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